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Title:Examining Study Abroad Participation in Illinois Promise Students: Preliminary Study on Obstacles to Participation for Low-income, Minority Students
Author(s):Aguayo, Jennifer
Contributor(s):Lamers, Nicole
Subject(s):Study Abroad
Study Abroad Barriers
Study Abroad Participation
Abstract:Overall, study abroad participation rates have steadily increased across higher education institutions. However, the majority of the participating population is persistently caucasian females. This project seeks to understand how a specific group of low-income, minority students decision to study abroad or not is influenced by their race or socioeconomic status. Illinois Promise (I-Promise) is a scholarship awarded to students considered to be the most disadvantaged in society. Despite I-Promises transferability of financial aid, not many I-Promise students are studying abroad. This qualitative study will survey I-Promise students and then purposefully sample minority (African-American, Native-American, Latino, and Asian-American) students for in-person interviews. Implications for this study include gaining insight on the social influences that might exist in a minority students decision to study abroad. As the gap in minority participation in study abroad continues to widen, it is hoped that this study will increase understanding of why racial disparities exist in study abroad participation. Higher education policy may benefit from understanding this and ultimately contribute to the increase in minority participation in study abroad programs.
Issue Date:2016
Citation Info:Aguayo, Jennifer. (2016, April). "Examining Study Abroad Participation in Illinois Promise Students: Preliminary Study on Obstacles to Participation for Low-income, Minority Students" session presented at Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/90231
Sponsor:McNair Scholars Program
Rights Information:Copyright 2016, Aguayo
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-06-07


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